the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
(of the weather) mildness or temperateness.
Contemporary Examples

David In Wonderland Hussein Ibish March 19, 2013
Cheney Blood Lust Lee Siegel October 21, 2009
The GOP Frontrunner Curse Mark McKinnon December 1, 2009
A Momentous Change for America’s Tortuous Drug Sentencing Andrew Cohen January 30, 2014
The Unseen Threat to the Fourth Amendment Is the Fourth Amendment Itself Kevin Bleyer January 3, 2014

Historical Examples

The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus Tacitus
Jack Harkaway’s Boy Tinker Among The Turks Bracebridge Hemyng
Good Sense Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D’Holbach
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood

noun (pl) -cies
mercy or leniency
mildness, esp of the weather


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